Sarnia dentist receives house arrest for assault

A Sarnia dentist has been sentenced to 22 months of house arrest for a stab wound more than three years ago.

Kevin Bax was handed a conditional sentence in Sarnia Court on Tuesday morning, suspended for two years. He also received a 10-year arms ban.

In October 2019, Bacchus, then 48, was arrested during an altercation that left a 37-year-old man seriously injured and charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Bacchus was convicted of assault in September 2022. The second charge was stayed.

In his decision, High Court Judge Russell Raikes detailed how Bacchus sprayed the victim with bear repellent spray, stabbed and cut the man and inserted the tip of the knife into the man’s head.

Lex said that even though there was a fight between two parties with a history of violence and hatred, he found Bacchus the aggressor in the situation and his response was irrational.

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